Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Beautiful Butterfly

More new dies to show you today.  I love this new Marianne Design (CR1205) Butterfly you can now purchase from Joan's Gardens.  Isn't it gorgeous.  It is large enough to make it the center attraction on a beautiful card.  I have die cut two butterflies and stacked them for a lot of dimension.  This is a 5.5" x 6" card.  The design paper I used is from an old Kaiser Craft 6" paper pad called "Lilac Avenue Collection".  The butterflies were die cut using a light lavender pearlized card stock.  I wanted them a slightly different shade of lavender so it would really be the focal point of the card. 

I did add a lot of pretty die cuts to the left side of this card.  I love how you can add a lot of die cut pieces without it getting messy looking.   I have been using the beautiful new Marianne "Anji" border (edge) a lot latelywhich you see in the upper middle of the card.  This makes such an elegant looking card.  Along the left side of that border I added the Marianne (LR0 201) border.  It is hard to see in this picture.  The flower was die cut using the new  Tim Holtz "Mini Tattered Floral Set" (657488).  These flowers match the larger die cuts but are much smaller.  In the center of the flower I added two of the Punch Bunch Med "Sky Flake" stamens.  The card stock colors used on the left side of the card are a light a dark plum color that matches the colors in the design paper.  Under the flower you can see another new die from Marianne Designs (LR0206) Ivy.  Behind the top of the flower I added the Marianne "Garden Branch" (LR0 051); one of the Marianne "Leaves" (LR0192) and two of the "Decorative Elegance" (LR0157) leaves.  In the right side corners, I added two Spellbinders die cut corners.  To finish it off, I added a few Kaiser Craft sticky back lavender pearls.  

Here is a side view to show you the dimension on the card.

As you know, you can purchase all these products from Joan's Gardens.  Hope you enjoyed seeing another purple card.  The project I have for you tomorrow for the challenge at Joan's Gardens will be fun (and it is not purple!).   See you then.  Thanks for stopping by.




Amazingly beautiful. Loving that purple!


Amazingly beautiful. Loving that purple!

Karen W said...

This and the last one are both gorgeous!!!! I love the new Marianne dies.

Lisa Shepard said...

beautiful card!!

Betty Benton said...

Fabulous -- gorgeous butterfly!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Judy x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Absolutely beautiful Selma,,, I must get that butterfly die and that purple is just gorgeous.

Love Sheila xx

kathi said...

I just got the Anja Edge and am having an awful time cutting & embossing it. Any hints, PLEASE !


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